Vega expert Dr. Andra Ghent is an Associate Professor of Finance at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. She recently shared her thoughts on the outlook for retail real estate via her latest article “How will Covid-19 Affect Commercial Real Estate,” published on Kenan Insight. She discusses how stay-at-home orders and business closures associated with COVID-19 may affect commercial properties and policies that might help.
- There is growing interest in investing in commercial real estate because of its diversification benefits. A new paper provides an overview of this major asset class, valued at over $12 trillion in the U.S.
- The research sheds light on how stay-at-home orders and business closures associated with COVID-19 may affect commercial properties.
- Retail and hospitality properties are being hit hardest by COVID-19, but mid-market office space may see some long-term effects as well.
Dr. Ghent is an expert in mortgages, structured financial products, investor incentives, and portfolio choices, and has presented her research related to mortgages or credit ratings at many government agencies and policy institutions, including the Federal Reserve Board, the St. Louis Fed, the SF Fed, and the SEC.
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